Best Seller scores at Taupo

Best Seller winning at Taupo on Wednesday. - Photo: Peter Rubery, Race Images
Best Seller winning at Taupo on Wednesday.

Photo: Peter Rubery, Race Images

Wrote three-year-old Best Seller got her new season off to the perfect start with a win at Taupo on Wednesday.

Challenge Syndications principal Adrian Clark went to $12,000 to secure Best Seller out of Highview Stud’s 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 Yearling Sale draft and she more than recouped his outlay as a juvenile when runner-up in the Gr.2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).

She returned in superb fashion as a three-year-old on Wednesday when winning the Taupo Pak’n Save Fillies (1100m) comfortably in the hands of Sam Spratt.

While slow away from the gate and sitting several lengths off the main pack in the early stages of the race, she showed her quality when looming at the turn and gathered in her opposition to win by a long neck over promising debutant Sans Doute.

Trainer John Bary was pleased with her resuming run and is now eyeing the Gr.3 HB/PB Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings next month with his filly.

“Sam Spratt said she is still very green and will improve lengths with more racing manners,” Bary said.

“We took the blinkers off today. We are teaching her to relax and she did it nicely and came home well.

“She has hopefully got a good, long season ahead of her.

“She will head to Hastings for the Gold Trail, that was always the plan.”

Bary was also pleased to get the result for Clark and the Challenge Zen Syndicate.

“He (Clark) is a massive supporter. We have got four for him at the moment. He is great to train for – he is a champion bloke and he can spot a horse,” Bary said.

Wrote will stand at $5,000 +GST this season, for more information click HERE -NZ Racing Desk


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